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    Default NEWBIE WITH MYO ?

    hello from ohio. i just joined your group.

    i am a single mom with a special needs child. i am wanting to learn
    to save money and live good.

    i am trying to learn to save money and make my own cleaNERS. i am
    getting ready to make home made laundry soaps recipes and i would
    love to hear from you on how you like recipes to make your own
    cleaners and laundry soap recipes.

    i am wanting recipes to make good food for crockpots to take to work
    and save money by not buying food at work.


    i am going to try to cann vegs and jellies this coming summer and
    fall. sue
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    Re: Budget101.com : hi just joined


    For laundry soap,

    3 pints of water
    1/3 to 1/2 bar of soap
    1/2 cup borax
    1/2 cup washing soda
    2 gallon bucket
    1 quart hot water
    cold water

    Mix grated soap with 3 pints of water in saucepan.
    Heat on low until dissolved. Stir in washing soda and
    borax. Stir until thickened well.

    Add 1 quart hot water to 2-gallon bucket. Add soap
    mixture and mix well. Fill bucket with cold water.
    Mix well. Let sit in bucket, and stir several times
    for 24 hours before using. use 1/2 cup per load.

    I also use 2/3 to 1 cup of vinegar per load to help soften and further
    remove odors.

    As for cleaning products, we use vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, borax,
    and hydrogen peroxide. There's a book by Annie Berthold Bond "Clean and
    Green" that has several cleaning "formulas" in it.

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    From: "samanthajosmom_12"

    > i am trying to learn to save money and make my own cleaNERS. i am getting
    > ready to make home made laundry soaps recipes and i would love to hear
    > from you on how you like recipes to make your own cleaners and laundry
    > soap recipes.
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    Re: Budget101.com : hi just joined


    Ok, This mite sound stupid, but would'nt it just be
    cheaper to buy your own laundry detergent instead of
    buying all that extra stuff?? I am lookin for ways to
    save money also, but this sounds like alot of extras
    to buy. I get big bottle of laundry detergent for only
    2.50 at dollar general. I'm also from Ohio.
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    Not a silly question....
    It is cheaper, in the long run to use the MYO mix and it does a better job, possibly, of getting the clothes clean. I use the powdered stuff... a mix of equal amounts of borax & washing soda, then add a bit of commercial detergent (Surf or All, etc...). A small box of the commercial stuff lasts for about 3 months. The cost of the borax and washing soda in much cheaper then buying all the boxes of the commercial stuff.
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    Hi sue

    Welcome to the group. I love this group. There are always great tips and advice on here. As for canning your own vegis I say GO FOR IT!! I have been canning my own vegis (mostly green beans) for 4 years. Before I learned to can I would just freeze everything. I like canning so much better. I was able to pick up a canner from the online trading post (similar to freecycle/cheapcycle) for 5.00 and also 100+ jars for 10.00. So check there before you go and buy any new jars. I don?t make my own jelly or jams, but I would like to start this year. Depends on if I can get out and get blackberries picked and find strawberries to pick/buy. Good luck on your canning and WELCOME!!



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    Welcome, Sue, from another Sue who also has a special needs kid! This
    is a great place to get some ideas. I used to have a full-time
    high-powered career as a librarian for a big law firm, but I had to
    give it up because it was more important to stay home with my autistic
    daughter. (My husband says I have to add: Plus I hated it, and they
    didn't care much for me, either.) So I had to learn to run my
    household in really low cost ways. This was about 8 years ago. I've
    been much happier! Write me an email about your kid, okay? Sue
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    I actually keep most of what you need for the homemade detergent on hand though living in an apt I haven't attempted the homemade detergent yet. I clean counters and such with vinegar and water and a tsp of bleach in a spraybottle also great for touch ups on the kitchen or any tile floors. borax is also great as a laundry booster even if you use reg detergent --mif you have dogs or cats with fleas sprinkle on the carpet let it sit and then use a broom and sweep grinds it into carpet let it sit more --overnight is good then vaccum well and no more bugs and nice clean smell -- vinegar will also get rid of alot of smells too, Baking soda works well to just let it sit on the carpet a while and it will help absorb odors. I use alot of those ingredients for other things so it winds up being economical to have on hand and they are inexpensive to start with. not to mention effective. I would like to see fells naptha pre-grated though
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    You can buy pre-grated Fels Naptha at http://www.soapsgonebuy.com ? 2 pounds for 18.95. It doesn?t say how many bars that is. This site was recommended by Mary Hunt



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